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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New French film 'Of Gods and Men'

"Of Gods and Men

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Xavier Beauvois
Produced by Pascal Caucheteux
Written by Xavier Beauvois
Etienne Comar

Starring Lambert Wilson
Michael Lonsdale

Cinematography Caroline Champetier
Editing by Marie-Julie Maille
Studio Why Not Productions
Distributed by Mars Distribution
Release date(s) 18 May 2010 (2010-05-18) (Cannes)
8 September 2010
Running time 120 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget € 4 million

Of Gods and Men is a 2010 French drama film directed by Xavier Beauvois, starring Lambert Wilson and Michael Lonsdale. The original French title is Des hommes et des dieux, which means "Of Men and Gods". It centers around the monastery of Tibhirine, where Trappist monks lived in harmony with the largely Muslim population of Algeria, until seven of them were beheaded in a still unclear incident in 1996. The screenplay focuses on the time leading up to their death, with careful attention to authenticity. Principal photography took place at an abandoned monastery in Morocco.

The film won the Grand Prix at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. It became a big critical and commercial success in its domestic market. France submitted it for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards."

Watch the trailer here:

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